Finding Family in Germany #germany #names


Good day, 

I have been digging for Jewish heritage in Germany.  One branch of the family tree abruptly ended with the Paasch family, Johann and Johanna Paasch on another family tree. There may yet be other names but I'm starting here. He was born around 1781 in kraatz, Altmarkkreis Salzwedel, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany. 

Can anyone point me towards Jewish communities in this region? Similar family names? Any burial records? Thank you!
Rachel Davis

Janet Furba

The information you need could be in the local archive.
Janet Furba,

Myra Fournier

My search for family in Magdeburg (capital of Sachsen-Anhalt) was helped by contacting the local registry and Jewish community. You can probably Google that info and use Google Translate when necessary. These sources below might also help you, although I'm not sure how far back they go. I usually open them in Google Chrome. Please excuse the poor spacing and variety of fonts. I grabbed the info from various emails. If you contact me directly at mjfourn@..., I can also provide you with a screenshot of a list of other German archival sources created by Alex Calzareth. (I welcome other readers to contact me, if they'd like this info). You might also like to join the Facebook Jewish Geneaology SIG.

Good luck with your search.

Myra Fournier
Bedford, MA